Literature that stimulates the feeling of pity, sympathy and sorrow is Pathos. The two pieces of literature express pathos in different lights, showcasing a rollercoaster of emotions for the reader. John Steinbeck’s novel Of Mice and Men and Christie McLaren’s article “Suitcase Lady” both expose heartache and social inequalities to deduce the feeling of commiseration. The bleak hardship of life affirms the heartache through Lennie and the Suitcase Lady. Lennie is loyal to George and is terrified of upsetting his friend. “if George sees me talkin’ to you he’ll give me hell” (87). Lennie doesn’t understand that some of his actions are morally wrong. When George gets upset, Lennie becomes increasingly hard on himself, which causes more damage. …show more content…
One obstacle is gender equality, the ranch is a “male-dominant” society where women are seen as untrustworthy. The fact that Curly’s wife is the bosses wife is the true cause of her alienation. However, the simple fact that she is a female separates her from interactions with others as seen when the men refer to her as having “the eye” (28). Here the men refer to everything they think women are – a distraction and temptation for men, instead of actual human beings. Candy is also oppressed in a social inequality as he is afraid that when he is too old to work, he will be thrown out of the “ash heap”, a victim of a society that discriminates against the disabled and has no value for age or experience. The “Suitcase Lady” portrays a different social inequality that leaves the reader feeling sympathetic. Financial Burden. “We never got along well because I didn’t bring him up. I was too poor. He never call me mama”. Financial power is alluring in more that one way; ignorance and love - the two extremes, in this case it caused the suitcase lady to loose the only person she had. It is up to others to change the perspective of people in need, rather than listening to what society says. This is seen in both Of Mice and Men with Curly’s wife and Candy and in the “Suitcase Lady”. To get power, people take it from others, this creates
This showed that Lennie had to check in with George to see if it was right to defend himself. According to Source D, “It is claimed that sometimes it is permissible to cause such a harm as a side effect of bringing about a good result even though it would not be permissible to cause such a harm as a means to bringing about the same good end.” This shows that Lennie is incapable of thinking and making decisions for
At first George had taken advantage of Lennie to the point which was life threatening for lennie. After when george seemed to care about Lennie it seemed that george was still used to bossing Lennie around. Just like second nature or a bad habit. George would threaten lennie when he was frustrated, not only would he mentally abuse him, he didn’t take the responsibility of being Lennie’s caretaker.
George is responsible for making sure Lennie has food, stays out of trouble, and stays safe. These seem like simple things, but not with him. When they were in Weed, he wanted to feel how soft a girl’s dress was, and didn’t let go when she wanted him to. It got completely out of hand and they had the sheriff looking for him. His memory was so awful, that after they ran out of there, he didn’t remember what he had done.
(41) George says that Lennie is dumb, and that because of this he gets into trouble. " Course he ain't mean.." He says that Lennie doesn't intentionally get into trouble, but that it is Lennie's limitation.
George doesn’t want Lennie to talk because he doesn't think before he talks. Another reason why i think george did the right thing is, this isn’t Lennie's first time getting into trouble that makes George go save him. For example, “Well, that girl rabbits in an’ tells the law she been raped, The guys in Weed start a party out to lynch Lennie, so we sit in a irrigation ditch under
Starting in chapter one, Lennie was always a handful. George would get angry at Lennie sometimes, and lash out. George believes his life would be better without Lennie sometimes. He once told Lennie, “I could get along so easily and so nice if I didn’t have you on my tail” (Steinbeck 7). In other words, George tells
This movie Of Mice and Men was directed by Gary Sinise. The movie is about two men who want a ranch to buy, so they work at one. At the ranch you meet many characters, who I will talk about. There are also many twists and turns throughout the movie. There was a very intense and intriguing hook in the beginning of the book.
George would protect Lennie at all costs even from himself. After Lennie kills a young woman, George decides it is better for Lennie to be dead rather than to be tortured and kept in a cell or a mental asylum. The decision of killing Lennie hit George like a train, but he knew it was something that was in Lennie’s own good. Knowing he could have an easier life without Lennie, George still kept him around because he needed George and George needed Lennie. George tells Slim “Course Lennie’s a God damn nuisance most of the time, but you get used to goin’ around with a guy an’ you can’t get rid of him.”
“No Lennie. I ain’t mad. I never been mad, an’ I ain't now that’s a thing I want ya to know” (106) by the sincere and caring tone used in this quote, it is clear to see George is doing this for the right reasons. Bad things would have kept happening along with how he would have suffered a worse death.
The battle for equality has been a problem for many years. Many people have strived for many changes throughout history, which directly and indirectly changed how people treat each other. As people strive towards equality, more struggles with reference to sexism, ableism, and racism awaits. The novel takes place in the 1930s, the Great Depression. The Great Depression is the worst economic downfall in U.S. history.
What men did was just what men did. Some days I would grind my teeth, wishing I had been born a boy” (2.25). In Bastard Out of Carolina, Bone experiences segregation on account of her financial status continued by the discrimination of her sex. Her sexual orientation shapes her experience of different and many types of abuses, and her regular working basics shape her way the life as a lady.
By doing this, Lennie gets an edge and will gain something for himself. People try and get into others’ vulnerabilities because they will gain something out of it. “‘About the rabbits’” (Steinbeck 13) Because of Lennie trying to hurt George, George is susceptible to being conned or pushed into doing something he doesn’t have to. This is because his fear of loneliness gives him a weakness that Lennie can see and use to his advantage, with him having the power in this
At one point in the story, George and Lennie are on their way to the ranch, and as they are walking, they talk about how Lennie should act as they arrive. George hopes that Lennie will not have them fired before they even get the job when he tells him that, “If he finds out what a crazy bastard you are, we won’t get no job”(6). George is worried that if the boss doesn’t like them, they might get fired. He believes that the only way for Lennie to behave and not get them fired, is if he is cruel to him. George is cruel to Lennie a lot of the time, calling him “a crazy bastard” even though the connotation of “bastard” is astoundingly harsh.